Why Travel Daisen?
Find Real Japan! The Definitive Guide of the Sanin Region in Japan
Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of mountain and the Japan Sea, Mt. Daisen is the great place to enjoy outdoor activities. More than 10,000 people climb the mountain every year. There are active nature tours such as trekking and horse riding. 30min. drive from Mt. Daisen will take you to swimming beaches. Please see Ecotourism Daisen for details.
>> see Mt. Daisen Photo Gallery.
Make a little side trip from Mt. Daisen
Visit the stage of ancient Shinto mythology
Kojiki is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan. A collection of myths concerning the origin of Japan and Shinto gods were compiled in Kojiki in the eighth century. It is regarded as a valuable book to trace the history of ancient Japan. One third of the stories in Kojiki are said to be set in the San'in region, which include the prefecture of Tottori and Shimane. In Shinto religion, the gods reside in all things, but there are natural places considered to have an unusually sacred spirit and are objects of worship. They are frequently mountains, trees, unusual rocks, rivers, waterfalls, and other natural edifices. The idea of symbiosis with nature have strongly resided in the everyday life of the Saniners. If you are interested in the spirituality of Japan and the Japanese people, Sanin is the place to visit.
Please see Mysterious Daisen for details.
Get the general idea about Mt. Daisen
What is your travel theme?
Finding natural wonders to compete with Japanese cultural treasures
Visiting the stage of ancient Shinto mythology
Festivals, traditions and history
The Hitchhiker's Guide: Hitchhiking around Mt. Daisen